Linda E. is the Super Shopper for October! Linda has raised almost $250 for her Cause, Twinless Twins Support Group.
Twinless Twins is an organization made up of twins who have lost their twin. Members at different stages in their bereavement listen to each other and reach out in the spirit of “healing by helping others.” They focus on healing and sharing twinship with the belief that “once a twin, always a twin.” Hope can be renewed for the future.
Services and offerings are dependent on donations (including $700 through their iGive partnership) and membership dues ($50 annually). Membership details here.
In recognition for her support of Twinless Twins Support Group, Linda will receive a $100 Gift Card from iGive & Bed Bath & Beyond.
4 Paws Pantry of Chatanooga joined iGive.com just a few short months ago and they already have BIG plans!
From iGive member, Sandi, “With donations from iGive, 4 Paws Pantry will enable struggling pet owners to keep their pets with them, and not have to re-home or surrender them. Besides feeding pets for struggling pet owners, 4 Paws Pantry can assist with cost of spay and neuter for animals in need. Since January 1, 2016, thru the end of July, 4 Paws Pantry has provided over 33,000 meals for pets of needy pet owners, and has kept over 500 pets with their families. Please use iGive and designate 4 Paws Pantry as your charity of choice.”
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been active with iGive for 10 years now, and what a story they have! Over 600 iGive members support this worthy Cause, and they have earned over $7,000 in Donations. Maria D., iGive member and Executive Director of the rescue, dropped us a note about their mission.
“German Shepherd Rescue of OC is dedicated to rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating German Shepherd dogs that have no where else to turn. We are operated by volunteers and we receive no government funding. Currently, we have more than 90 homeless shepherds depending on us for their care and comfort needs. Funds are desperately needed to pay for boarding costs, veterinary care, spaying and neutering, vaccines, microchips and basic supplies. In addition to funds, we always need donations of pet food, dog toys, quality treats, bleach and cleaning supplies. Dogs come to us from desperate situations, such as death of an owner, abandonment by loved ones, severe illness or injury that owners are not prepared to manage, as well as from public shelters throughout So California. Each year, we successfully rehome more than 400 German Shepherds in permanent, loving homes.”
If you live in the area, check out upcoming events to see how you can make a difference in the lives of these dogs, too!
Thanks Maria, for ALL you do on behalf of your Cause!
Kristen M. is the Super Shopper for September! Kristen has raised over $125 for her Cause, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, of Powhatan, VA.
“Blessed Sacrament Huguenot is a regional, Diocesan Catholic School serving students in PS-12. We are committed to educating the whole student spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. We embrace each child’s unique learning style and provide an individualized and safe learning environment that is grounded in Catholic teaching and respectful of other faith beliefs. The values taught are conducive to social and life-long academic success.”
GlobeIn is providing Kristen a 3-month free subscription to their Artisan Box (a $150 value). Congratulations, Kristen – and thank you for all you do for your Cause!
Luisa Ortiz, founder and CEO of Sister of N.E.W., worked for nearly ten years in the construction trades in New York City. She recently dropped us a note about her iGive Cause:
“The Sister of N.E.W. Corporation (Non-Traditional Employment for Women) has developed an innovative initiative for providing apprenticeship, and training in nontraditional occupations for female veterans, low income women, and women on welfare. Our focus is on developing workforce opportunities and empowering women to gain industry knowledge and employment opportunities, facilitating the ability to leave the public assistance system, or begin a career that offers higher wages and is more sustainable. Sister of N.E.W. Corp (a non-profit corporation) will be uniquely positioned to help Unions, contractors and developers employ more trades women. Sister of N.E.W. Corp will improve Florida’s Construction industry workforce by preparing reliable, motivated individuals for the skilled trades. ”
You can support this cause via iGive – sign up today!
Susan C. is this month’s iGive Super Shopper! Susan has raised over $100 for her cause, Frostig. The Frostig Center is celebrating over 60 years of excellence in serving children with learning disabilities and iGive is celebrating Susan for her supportive efforts.
“The shared objective of all The Frostig Center’s unique programs is to enrich and enhance the lives of children with learning disabilities. We were founded in 1951 by Marianne Frostig, Ph.D., who was a pioneer, leader and advocate in education for children with learning disabilities. In fact, she was helping children with learning disabilities before there was even a medical term for this diagnosis.”
iGive.com & Williams Sonoma have teamed up to provide Susan with a $150 Gift Card, as a thank you for all she’s done on behalf of her cause.
Power of the Paw
Power of the Paw, based in Post Falls, ID, will rescue and rehome those animals most at need — at risk of euthanasia at local kill shelters — and does not discriminate because of age, breed or health issues.
iGive member Melody, sent this inspiring note: “I became involved with Power of the Paw (a 501(c)3 foster based rescue) last year. I have donated, volunteered and fostered. We adopted 3 of our fosters …2 who are elderly who need extra care and one silly little Yorkie. We are now fostering a cat that Power of the Paw rescued from the Indian Reservation just 2 days before she gave birth to 7 babies in our home.
“Power of the Paw is partial to those animals who need the most help, and has rescued so many older dogs that have been owner surrendered abandoned. And every single one of them has found a loving home to spend the rest of their life! Being involved with rescue has given purpose and meaning to my life, and I am a much better person because of it.”
You can see available animals here and join Melody in supporting this great Cause with your iGive shopping!
Patricia K. is the Super Shopper for iGive this month! Patricia has raised nearly $200 for her cause, St. Matthew’s UMC, Bowie, MD.
Inspired by the words of John Wesley: “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”
“All are welcome at St. Matthew’s. Everyone is invited to join in worship, education, fellowship and mission opportunities. Come just as you are to share in prayer and praise. We are a vibrant, loving congregation dedicated to making the world a better place and sharing the love of Christ with all of God’s children. No matter who you are, where you came from, or where you are going, there is a place for you here and we hope you will join us!”
As a thank you for her efforts on behalf of her Cause, Patricia will receive a pair of 14k gold earrings from iGive partner, Blue Nile Canada.
Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and no-kill shelters to offer important programs and services to save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. Receiving no government funding, we are supported by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals.
2014 Progress Report
• More than 8 out of 10 lives saved
• More than 60,000
• More than 15,000
transfers from AC&C
• More than 13,700 transports through Wheels of Hope
iGive.com member Nikitas K. wrote in to say: “It’s a great and amazing charity to be part of that I am honored to be part of something so great and positive! People all around the state should help us in creating more in helping our animals stay well.” You can join Nikitas by signing up for iGive.com here and shopping our 1700+ partner stores!
Karan C. is this month’s Super Shopper! Karan raised over $1,000 in one month.
That’s right – OVER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS has been raised by one member for Maharishi School, in Fairfield, IA. This non-profit private school serves pre-school through grade 12 students, with college prep courses and an average student-to-faculty ration of 12:1. Fully accredited, Maharashi school offers a unique program of consciousness-based education that develops the full potential of its students, while giving them firm grounding in all the traditional subjects.
In addition to the Consciousness-Based Education offered, the Maharashi School and the town of Fairfield are leading the way in Sustainability, Solar Power, and Seed to Table initiatives.
iGive.com and eBooks have partnered to send Karan a $100.00 gift certificate. Congrats & keep up the good work!